The Integrated Carbon Metrics (ICM) Embodied Carbon Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database (ICM Database) provides Australian-specific Carbon Footprint Intensities for around 700 construction and building materials, as well as built environment-related products and processes, based on a hybrid life cycle assessment methodology.
Solar desiccant air-conditioning is an emerging technology that offers the promise of reducing reliance on grid connected electricity for providing comfort air-conditioning. Development of a method of assessing the seasonal energy savings of these devices would enable a fair comparison with alternative devices. This could be used in policy support mechanisms to assist industry growth.
The 2017 review, conducted by the Department of the Environment and Energy, aims to ensure the Government's climate change policies remain effective in achieving Australia’s 2030 target and Paris Agreement commitments.
A position paper from Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) detailing their positions on resilience, sustainability, compliance, refrigerant transition and innovation & research in the HVAC&R industry.